Double Consonants in #Korean

How to PRONOUNCE! Double Consonants in Korean happen when a syllable ends in TWO consonants instead of one.  For example: 젊.  Lucky for us, they seem to be pretty rare. 😛  The possible endings include: ㄱㅅ, ㅂㅅ, ㄴㅈ, ㄴㅎ, ㄹㅎ, ㄹㅂ, ㄹㄱ, ㄹㅁ, ㄹㅅ, ㄹㅍ, ㄹㅌ Rule 1: The BASICS:  If the first consonant is ㄹ (eg ㄹㅂ, ㄹㄱ) –> The ㄹ is silent.  For the others … Continue reading Double Consonants in #Korean

Hangul Alphabet (Memorization Tip)

Although most “Learning Korean” books and sites will teach you the characters in a different order based on usage rate ~ there is an actual official “order” or alphabet for Hangul.   Now, in English and Spanish each letter has a special “name.”  For example “G” is called ‘GEE’ in the English Alphabet and “S” is called ‘ESS’.  Similarly, “L” is called “ele” in Español. … Continue reading Hangul Alphabet (Memorization Tip)

#Korean ~ Subject Particles (는 / 은)

*Purple = Spanish 🙂 In every sentence, there are two main parts: SUBJECT and the PREDICATE.   The subject (el sujeto) tells us either 1) who is doing the action in the sentence (I went home / Yo fui a casa) or 2) what the topic of the sentence is (The Books are on the table / Los libros están en la mesa).   The predicate (el predicado) tells us 1) … Continue reading #Korean ~ Subject Particles (는 / 은)

Writing #Hangul ~ ㅎ

There are two different ways to write the character “ㅎ.”  My K-friends said it doesn’t really matter which one you use, just be familiar with both styles in case you need it for reading. 🙂 “H” (ㅎ) Version 1 – 3 STROKES  First – Start by making the very short vertical line DOWN at the top of your box.  Second – Right below Stroke 1, make a horizontal … Continue reading Writing #Hangul ~ ㅎ